I’m happy to share that I also passed this exam today and I thought it might be helpful, even a new VCP-DW 2019 exam will be released on 28th February 2019, to share my exam experience since it’s still a pretty new certification and not that much information can be found in the vCommunity.
How did I prepare myself? To be honest, I almost had no hands-on experience and therefore I had to get the most out of the available VMware Workspace ONE documentation. I already had basic knowledge for my daily work as a solution architect, but it was obvious that this is not enough to pass. The most of my basic knowledge I gained from the VMware Workspace ONE: Deploy and Manage [V9.x] course which was really helpful in this case.
If you check the exam prep guide you can see that you have to study tons of PDFs and parts of the online documentation.
Didn’t check all the links and documents in the exam prep guide but I can recommend to read these additional docs:
- VMware Workspace ONE UEM Documentation
- VMware Workspace ONE UEM Installation Guide
- VMware AirWatch macOS Platform Guide
- VMware AirWatch Windows Desktop Platform Guide
- VMware AirWatch Android Platform Guide
- VMware AirWatch iOS Platform Guide
- Workspace ONE UEM Mobile Device Management Guide
- VMware Workspace ONE Mobile Application Management Guide
- VMware Tunnel Guide for Windows
- VMware Workspace ONE Cloud-Based Reference Architecture
- Guide to Deploying VMware Workspace ONE (On Premises)
- VMware AirWatch Cloud Connector Guide
- VMware Enterprise Systems Connector Installation and Configuration
In my opinion you’ll get a very good understanding of Workspace ONE (UEM and IDM) if you read all the documents above. In additional to the papers I recommend to get some hands-on experience with the Workspace ONE UEM and IDM console.
As VMware employee I have access to VMware TestDrive where I have a dedicated Workspace ONE UEM sandbox environment. I enrolled an Android, iOS and two Windows 10 devices and configured a few profiles (payloads). I also deployed the Identity Manager Connector in my homelab to sync my Active Directory accounts with my Identity Manager instance which enables also the synchronization of my future Horizon resources like applications and desktops.
I think that I spent around two weeks for preparation including the classroom training at the AirWatch Training Facility Milton Keynes, UK.
The exam (version 2018) itself consists of 65 multiple choice and drag & drop questions and I had 135 minutes time to answer all questions. If you are prepared and know your stuff then I doubt that you will need more than one hour, but this could change with the new VCP-DW 2019. 🙂
I’m just happy that I have a second VCP exam in my pocket and now I have to think about the next certification. My scope as solution architect will change a little. In the future I’m also covering SDDC (software defined data center) topics like vSphere, vSAN, NSX, VMware Cloud Foundation, Cloud Assembly and VMC on AWS. That’s why I’m thinking to earn the VCP-DCV 2019 or the TOGAF certification.